Saturday, February 19, 2011

Upper Elementary Science Project Idea

Since upper elementary students can participate more in science projects than younger students can, allow them to complete hands-on and thinking projects alike. Check out THIS article for ideas on projects that test what types of materials insulate ice best, starting a recycling program, classifying types of animals, and charting food chains. 
Albert Einstein - Personality Poster (Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge) (Size: 24" x 36")

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Science Projects for Elementary Kids

Kids enjoy science class, because they get to see HOW and WHY things work.

Enhance your science classroom with exciting activities that teach students important science concepts. Check out THIS article for projects on static electricity, bird watching, soil types and acids vs. bases.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Making Science Models

If you are looking to add a little pizazz to your science classroom, consider fashioning some models to serve as visual aids. Expand thoughts of just decorating with bulletin boards and posters; add a three dimensional element to your classroom.

Check out THIS article for basic steps on how to create almost any sort of visual aid for your science class. And check out Janice VanCleaave's Super Science Models book for great ideas too!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Elementary Class Projects

Projects break up the day and school year, and allow students to learn in a way that doesn't necessarily involve reading or writing. Although they are most commonly associated with the science class, teachers can easily integrate projects into every subject of the day.

Check out THIS article for ways to enhance the middle elementary language arts, science, math, and social studies classroom.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Upper Elementary Bulletin Board Ideas

Photo from: Paul Gooddy
Bulletin boards are fun to create, unless you're uninspired. Don't worry though, Egghead is hear to help you with ideas to put some life into your bland bulletin board routine.

Check out THIS ARTICLE for ideas such as making a superstar of the week, a recommended reading board, a history time line, and a special end of the year bulletin board that reminds students how much you care.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cooking Bulletin Board Ideas

Progressive GT-3520 International 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon SetKids love to cook (and get messy too, but that's not the point). Why not join their love of cooking to get them excited about classroom subjects? Use bulletin boards to reinforce important concepts in subjects such as logic and math.

Follow THIS ARTICLE for exciting ways to integrate a cooking theme into your elementary bulletin board ideas.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Math Bulletin Board Ideas

New TREND Fraction Action Bulletin Board Set Meets Content Standards For Math Stylish Modern DesignThe math classroom lends itself to a variety of bulletin board ideas. But sometimes it's difficult to narrow one idea down and go for it!

If you're looking for inspiration, check out THIS ARTICLE which features ideas such as charting, types of triangles, money and telling time. You're sure to find a fresh idea to brighten up that classroom.